Welcome to the Toronto Student Transportation Group’s ‘Access to Education’ website.

The Toronto Student Transportation Group is an initiative between both the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Toronto District School Board. Our goal is to ensure the health and safety of our students through various modes of transportation and to help families make informed decisions regarding their transportation choices when accessing education here in Toronto.


There is Something Going on in the Dark

It’s the dead of winter, its Monday…another school week begins. But it is a cold one, -15 Celsius, it snowed overnight and the wind is blowing, better bundle up the kids today. While you contemplate what to pack for their lunches and get them ready for the bus…. There has already been much going on outside. The bus driver’s day begins a lot earlier. They have had their cup of coffee, bundled up and made their way out to the bus….it starts, the driver smiles, old reliable. The snow on the bus is heavy today….but they manage to get it all off.

Special bus driver

The sleet before the snow has left a sheet of ice under it, the driver works hard to clear the window. The snow plow clearing the street has left a pile of snow beside the bus… the driver works hard to clear it away so the bus can get out..  they’re on the way. They arrive at your stop with a smile and good morning. The bus is warm, just another day.


This typical scene in a Canadian winter takes place many times across the city…so the next time we have a day like the one described above……….be sure to thank the driver for all their work in the dark.


It always seems impossible until it’s done.

― Nelson Mandela


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Current News

UPDATE: ‎First Student and its drivers union have reached a tentative deal meaning buses will continue to operate as normal today and until full ratification. ...

First Student has advised the Toronto Student Transportation Group that their Markham division is currently in negotiations with Unifor Local 4268 which represents its school bus drivers. The union is in a legal strike position, and should an agreement not be reached by November 3rd then a strike is possible. We will continue to update schools and families as more information becomes available. The two organisations have meetings set up to continue negotiations for the next two weeks. ...

Fast Facts

  • Number of buses: 1700
  • Number of students transported: 56,617
  • Total distance traveled: 71,241 km
  • Annual budget: $80 M
  • Number of carriers: 6
  • Change requests each September: 1400

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